Le Festival Spring edition is happening this Saturday 11th September. Given COVID-19 restrictions, Le Festival spread its French festival out over 4 sessions in 2021, which means you get to celebrate all things French in Brisbane 4 times in the year!
Le Festival Spring edition is a free series of 6 cultural conferences – some in French, others in English about a variety of subjects including:
- interventions to help marine ecosystems impacted by climate change, under the umbrella of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program presented by Dr Cédric Robillot, Executive Director of that program;
- an update on French pensions, taxes and social welfare for French people in Australia, delivered by Marie Morin Feyssac, Secretary of the UFE Brisbane;
- the effects of bilingualism on the brain presented by Behavioural neuroscience researcher and clinical psychologist, Alan Pegna;
- tips on how to make the most of your trip to France from Christian Blondeau of France at Leisure, travel agent and expert on French tourism since 2002;
- the “Grande Dames” of champagne delivered by Amanda Reboul, champagne educator and connoisseur; and
- Claude Tranchant recounting her 100 day walking pilgrimage from Vezelay in Bourgogne, France along the St James’ Way to Muxia, Galicia, Spain.
KEY INFO FOR LE FESTIVAL SPRING EDITION
WHAT: Le Festival Spring – Franco-Australian Cultural Conferences
WHEN: Saturday 11th September (9:30am – 6:00pm)
WHERE: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point
HOW MUCH: Entry is free
Coffe, tea, Evian water, Orangina, croissants, and pains au chocolat will be available on the day.
HOW: Register your attendance (there are limited numbers so even though the conferences are free you need to reserve your place) via the links for the individual conferences above.
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For other events happening in September, take a look at our What’s on in September